Here are some useful resources:
- The Action Research Dissertation: A Guide for Students and Faculty - Google Books: http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Action_Research_Dissertation.html?id=wa2FruKrl1MC
- 1 Introduction: What is an Action Research Dissertation? : SAGE Research Methods: http://srmo.sagepub.com/view/the-action-research-dissertation/n1.xml
- 6 What does an Action Research Dissertation Look Like? : SAGE Research Methods: http://srmo.sagepub.com/view/the-action-research-dissertation/n6.xml
- Examples of Action Research Dissertation Proposals: http://stuffspec.com/publicfiles/Examples_Of_Action_Research_Dissertation_Proposals.html
- Microsoft Word - acc_edd_dis_gl.doc: http://www.warner.rochester.edu/documents/programs/tc/acc_edd_dis_gl.pdf
- On Writing Up Action Research for Dissertations Or Other Forms of Publication: http://ezinearticles.com/?On-Writing-Up-Action-Research-for-Dissertations-Or-Other-Forms-of-Publication&id=6182297
Here are the new books recently added to our PsycBooks database:
Activities for Teaching Positive Psychology: A Guide for Instructors 2012 Edited by Jeffrey J. Froh, PsyD and Acacia C. Parks, PhD
“Positive psychology is a rapidly expanding area of study that is of great interest to students at the graduate, undergraduate, and high school levels. But the field is so broad that teachers who want to cover all the bases when designing a positive psychology course may have difficulty locating and selecting materials. Activities for Teaching Positive Psychology addresses this problem by presenting a comprehensive set of fun, interactive classroom activities devised by contributors who are experienced teachers as well as leading scholars in their areas.”
Controversy in the Psychology Classroom: Using Hot Topics to Foster Critical Thinking 2012 Edited by Dana S. Dunn, PhD; Regan A. R. Gurung, PhD; Karen Z. Naufel, PhD; and Janie H. Wilson, PhD
“This book provides frameworks for teaching controversial topics and skills for handling disruptions, so teachers can help students evaluate evidence and develop testable questions.”
Health and Social Relationships: The Good, The Bad, and The Complicated 2012 Edited by Matthew L. Newman, PhD and Nicole A. Roberts, PhD
“The contributors to Health and Social Relationships not only examine the psychological and physiological linkages between relationships and health, but also offer clinical implications — such as how to foster good social relationships in our personal lives and in our communities at large.”
Presurgical Psychological Screening: Understanding Patients, Improving Outcomes 2012 Edited by Andrew R. Block, PhD, ABPP and David B. Sarwer, PhD
“The success of many surgical procedures depends not only on the skill of the surgeon and the use of state-of-the-art technology, but also on the actions and characteristics of the patient. Patients' emotional and psychosocial concerns, health-related behaviors, outcome expectations, and compliance with treatment regimen can all strongly influence the ultimate effectiveness of surgery. Thus, mental health professionals are increasingly called upon to perform presurgical psychological screening (PPS) to ensure that patients are given the treatments most likely to be effective, while reducing the chances of worsening their conditions. This book presents PPS procedures for a wide range of surgery types, such as spinal surgery, organ transplantation, bariatric surgery, and plastic surgery. Drawing on both research and clinical experience, the authors explain how to conduct PPS, communicate results to patients and surgeons, and identify possible pre- or postsurgery interventions to mitigate risk factors and maximize the likelihood of surgical success.”
Understanding and Treating Pathological Narcissism 2012 Edited by John S. Ogrodniczuk, PhD
“In this book, today's most prominent thinkers and clinical experts on pathological narcissism address the challenges facing therapists who work with narcissistic patients. They trace the history of our understanding of narcissism, from ancient myth, to Freud and subsequent psychodynamic approaches and also provide clinicians with a comprehensive guide to treatment that covers features of the disorder, diagnosis, and assessment, as well as special considerations in the vital areas of transference and countertransference.”
Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use in the Workforce and Workplace 2012 By Michael R. Frone, PhD
“In this authoritative book, Michael R. Frone takes a close look at what we know and don't know about workforce and workplace substance involvement. In doing so, he exposes the lack of evidence behind many popular myths that have persisted since the "war on drugs" began in the 1980s.”
Authoritative Parenting: Synthesizing Nurturance and Discipline for Optimal Child Development 2012 Edited by Robert E. Larzelere, PhD; Amanda Sheffield Morris, PhD; and Amanda W. Harrist, PhD
“In this book, leading scholars update our thinking about authoritative parenting and address three unresolved issues: mechanisms of the style's effectiveness, variations of effectiveness across cultures, and untangling how parents influence children from how children influence them.”
Spiritual Interventions in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy 2012 Edited by Donald F. Walker, PhD and William L. Hathaway, PhD
“This book presents guidance for integrating spiritual interventions in psychotherapy with children and their families. The interventions are appropriate for a range of settings, presenting problems, and client belief systems. Specific chapters address the use of prayer, forgiveness, acceptance, spiritual awareness, sacred texts, and God images in therapy. Illustrative case studies are included, and ethical issues are given special consideration.”
Cognition and Brain Development: Converging Evidence From Various Methodologies 2013 Edited by Bhoomika Rastogi Kar, PhD
‘In this book, an elite group of international contributors presents the latest advances in the science of cognitive development.”
Internationalizing Multiculturalism: Expanding Professional Competencies in a Globalized World 2013 Edited by Rodney L. Lowman, PhD
“This book broadens the concept of multiculturalism to encompass internationalism. In other words, it internationalizes multiculturalism. It argues that professionals in all fields can enhance both their multicultural and international competence to perform more effectively.”
The Psychology of Meaning 2013 Edited by Keith D. Markman, PhD; Travis Proulx, PhD; and Matthew J. Lindberg, PhD
“The Psychology of Meaning explores the multifaceted nature of this highly subjective construct. The volume's contributors examine meaning along five dimensions — the architecture of meaning, responding to uncertainty, meaning from retrospection, compensating for meaning violations, and restoring meaning: physiological and neurocognitive mechanisms.”
At the beginning of each school year, the publishers of PsycInfo offer online training classes to students. Click here for a list of training for both new students and students looking for more advanced searching tips. You can also access the PsycInfo Youtube channel for videos of different search questions. These are short to-the-point videos averaging about 3 minutes. Check them out and remember, as always, you can contact a librarian at any time for help.
Below is a list of the kits available at the Downtown Los Angeles campus: Please check online catalog for availability. Circulation is at the Downtown campus.
ADI-R Autism Diagnostic Interview, Revised
ARES- Anger Regulation and Expression Scale
ASRS- Autism Spectrum Rating Scales
Assessment Battery for Children (ABC-II)
Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 2nd Ed. (ADOS)
Beck: BAI, BDI, BHI
Beery VMI- Developmental test of visual-motor integration
Boston Naming Test
Brown's Attention-Deficit Disorder Scales
BSS- Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation
Bully Victimization Scale
CAP- Child Abuse Potential Inventory
CARS 2- Childhood autism rating scales
CBRS- Conners Comprehensive Behavior Rating Scales
CELF-4 Clinical Eval. Language Fundamentals
Children's Category Test
CMS- Children's Memory Scale
Conners 3, 3rd ed.
Conners 3, 3rd ed.kit
CRS-R Conners' Revised
CTOPP- Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing
CTQ- Childhood Trauma Questionnaire
CVLT-C CA verbal learning test, children's
CVMT- Continuous Visual Memory Test
DSS ROCF (Reys)
Emotional Quoteint Inventory
Emotional Quoteint Inventory: Youth Version
Expressive One-Word Picture Vocabulary Test
GDRT 2- Gray Diagnostic Reading Tests
GORT5- Gray Oral Reading Tests
House, Tree, Person
Inventory of Suicide Orientation-30 Adolescent (ISO-30)
IORNS- Inventory of Offender Risk, Needs and Strenghts
KABC-2 Kaufman Assessment Battery Children
Kinetic Drawing System
MACI Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory
MAYSI: Massachusetts Youth Screen
MIST- Memory for Intentions Test
MIST- Memory for Intentions Test
MMPI 2 RF
M-PACI Millon PreAdolescent Clinical Inventory
MSI-R - Marital Satisfaction Inventory
NAB- Neuropsychological Assessment Battery, Attention Module
Nelson-Denny Reading Test
Occupational Stress Inventory, Revised Edition (OSI-R)
RCFT- Rey Complex Figure Test & Recognition Trial
Receptive One-Word Picture Vocabulary Test
Relationship Report Card
Suicide Ideationi Questionnaire (SIQ)
Suicide Probability Scale (SPS)
TAPS 3- Test of Auditory Processing Skills 3rd. Ed.
TEC- Tasks of Executive Control
UNIT- Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test
WAIS : held in several places
WISC: held in several places
WMLS-R , Woodcock-Munoz language survey
WNV Nonverbal scale
Here are a few examples of some familiar and not so familiar citations from APA. Also when working with peer review materials versus non-peer reviewed it is good to designate the items.
APA CITATIONS FOR PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS: PEER REVIEW AND NON-PEER REVIEW
In today’s environment of multi-media and social media presentations and publications many questions arise as to how to document our writings, speeches, and other research oriented materials.
Here are a few examples of some of the types of APA citations that may be useful in documenting our research and presentation efforts. In addition, while the citations for peer reviewed articles and presentations are not different in format from non-peer reviewed it is sound practice to notate this distinction when possible. In resumes, bibliographies, and annual reports it is often advantageous to list peer-review materials in one section and non-peer review materials in another.
APA citation examples:
Basic format for books
Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Article Single Author
Last name first, followed by author initials.
Berndt, T. J. (2002). Friendship quality and social development. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 11, 7-10.
List by their last names and initials. Use the ampersand instead of "and."
Wegener, D. T., & Petty, R. E. (1994). Mood management across affective states: The hedonic contingency hypothesis. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 66, 1034-1048.
Two or More Works by the Same Author in the Same Year
Berndt, T. J. (1981a). Age changes and changes over time in prosocial intentions and behavior between friends. Developmental Psychology, 17, 408-416.
Berndt, T. J. (1981b). Effects of friendship on prosocial intentions and behavior. Child Development, 52, 636-643.
Introductions, Prefaces, Forewords, and Afterwords
Cite the publishing information about a book as usual, but cite Introduction, Preface, Foreword, or Afterword (whatever title is applicable) as the chapter of the book.
Funk, R., & Kolln, M. (1998). Introduction. In E. W. Ludlow (Ed.), Understanding English grammar (pp. 1-2). Needham, MA: Allyn and Bacon.
Article or Chapter in an Edited Book
O'Neil, J. M., & Egan, J. (1992). Men's and women's gender role journeys: A metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. In B. R. Wainrib (Ed.), Gender issues across the life cycle (pp. 107-123). New York, NY: Springer.
Schnase, J. L., & Cunnius, E. L. (Eds.). (1995). Proceedings from CSCL '95: The First International Conference on Computer Support for Collaborative Learning. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Article From an Online Periodical with DOI Assigned
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number, page range. doi:0000000/000000000000 or http://dx.doi.org/10.0000/0000
Parker-Pope, T. (2008, May 6). Psychiatry handbook linked to drug industry. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://well.blogs.nytimes.com
Blog (Weblog) and Video Blog Post
Include the title of the message and the URL. Please note that titles for items in online communities (e.g. blogs, newsgroups, forums) are not italicized. If the author’s name is not available, provide the screen name.
J Dean. (2008, May 7). When the self emerges: Is that me in the mirror? [Web log comment]. Retrieved from http://www.spring.org.uk/the1sttransport
Nancy Eichhorn (Somatic Psychology) is the publisher of a new magazine devoted to the field of Somatic Psychotherapy. It features both national and international writers. The journal is entitled, Somatic Psychotherapy Today, under the auspices of The United States Association for Body Psychotherapy and the European Association for Body Psychotherapy.
Here is a link to the journal:
RefWorks is a useful bibliographic tool. Very helpful during the dissertation process or for general studies. Students have to set up the accounts individually.
Here is a campus link.
It can also be found at http://chi.librarypass.org/
Hello to all. The Downtown Los Angeles Library will be open during some of the session break time. Our hours of operation are tied to the campus hours of operation. When the campus is closed, we obviously will be closed.
December 12 to January 17
The Library will be open Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
We will be closed on the Weekends.
In addition, the library will be closing at 5:00 on Thursday December 22nd, in honor of our holiday break . We will resume service on January 3, 2012.
So if you need assistance please free to contact us during our scheduled hours of operation. We in the library wish you all a happy and restful break period.
We have added the following titles to the LA Library:
Gangs and Delinquency in Developmental Perspective. Thornberry, Krohn, Lizotte, Smith and Tobin
Adolescent Gangs: Old Issues, New Approaches. Branch
Handbook of Neurodevelopmental and Genetic Disorders in Children, 2nd Ed. Goldstein & Reynolds
Clinical Supervision in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling, Revised Ed. Powell & Brodsky
Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy. Gendlin
This fall the Chicago School in Los Angeles has seen an increase in the student body as we continue to grow our programs and campus community. With more students in Los Angeles and additional students from Westwood and Irvine campus’ using the resources in the LA library, we have encountered higher concentrations of students using our facilities at any given time. The library staff wishes to provide the highest possible service to our campus community to the best of our ability. With the increased use of the library, we ask that library patrons be respectful of resources available and other students who might need those resources as well.
We would like to ask students to be mindful of the needs of other students during periods of heavy activity and courteously to share computer access when possible. Our campus peak times are usually around the lunch time break period.
Also as the campus grows, for security reasons, we ask that you do not leave personal belongings in the library for extended periods of time. If you intend to leave the library for more than 5-10 minutes, please make sure that you take your belongings with you. This ensures the highest security for you and provides other students access to our resources.
Thanks for your cooperation,